Adam Joseph Neal Graham, 26, of Elkins, West Virginia, was charged in a three-count indictment with violating the rights of two pretrial detainees at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail and obstructing justice, officials said.
The indictment charges that Graham while serving as a correctional officer, assaulted and injured two pretrial detainees, and then submitted a false incident report to cover up his use of unlawful force.
The indictment alleges that Graham assaulted a detainee on February 15, 2015, and assaulted the second detainee on March 9, 2015.
Graham is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. He is facing up to20 years in federal prison for submitting a false incident report, according to officials.